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SIMA are pleased to announce their recent registration as Investment Advisers with the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). This exciting development for SIMA will allow them to expand into new markets by managing EU-based Funds as allowed under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

With this SEC registration, SIMA will be bound to the highest standards of fiduciary care and following best practices in the investment advisory sector. We will adhere to various compliance regulations and be subject to third party checks periodically. As a Registered Investment Adviser SIMA is required to conduct its business to the highest standard of conduct as well as operating under formal frameworks and consumer regulation under US Securities law. This is in line with SIMA’s culture of conducting itself in an honest, integral and transparent manner.

SIMA are pioneers in the impact investing space with a mission to provide demand-driven commercial capital and appropriate advisory solutions to create and scale profitable businesses with exemplary financial, social, and environmental impact. With a wealth of experience investing in emerging markets in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, SIMA is committed to deploying demand-driven commercial capital in some of the poorest regions of the world.

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June 2020. A group of microfinance lenders and key players of the inclusive finance sector published in May a set of principles to better support the microfinance sector during the Covid-19. Since its publication, five new organizations have signed the Common pledge, for a total of 25 signatories.

In response to the health and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19, a group of lenders, platforms and key players of the inclusive financial sector committed to a common pledge: “Key principles to protect microfinance institutions and their clients in the Covid-19 crisis”. Initiated by the Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, this pledge was built in consensus between all original signatories. The objective is to protect both the microfinance institutions and their clients to ensure the continued access to funding in the best possible conditions and to look out for clients’ and staff well-being.

The pledge aims to guide stakeholders to better support microfinance institutions and vulnerable clients during this crisis. The main principles of the pledge are the pooling of available information, analyses and anticipations, as well as the concerted implementation of shared decisions. The signatories agree to coordinate policies, technical assistance and resources to help microfinance institutions in this unprecedented crisis.

The signatories welcome additional stakeholders to join this common initiative. The coordination of efforts to support microfinance institutions’ actions is essential to overcome this crisis.

PLEDGE SIGNATORIES

FIRST SIGNATORIES

PLEDGE SIGNATORIES

ADDITIONAL SIGNATORIES

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